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Articles with the Tag: Medicare

Agency assists seniors, saves them money

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging POLSON — The 2018 Medicare open enrollment period was busy as usual. This year we were able to serve a little over 300 clients from our Polson office and we were able to save folks approximately $246,000 for 2019 by helping them compare the 2019 plans and find...

Where the jobs are: Mapping Montana’s economic landscape Where the jobs are: Mapping Montana’s economic landscape

Spread out Montana’s 676,000 jobs evenly, like sprouts in a Kansas cornfield, and each worker would have 140 acres to plow. But the state’s economy, like its topography, isn’t particularly flat. Just as the landscape directs where we can build homes and businesses, economic geography sha...

Senator: Montanans need real, affordable health care

News from the office of Senator Jon Tester WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Jon Tester is taking on the Trump administration over a plan that could expand junk insurance in Montana. In a scathing letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Administrator Seema Verma, Tester demanded CMS reconsid...

Social Security Calling? It’s a Scam

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging   New warnings have been issued by the Federal Trade Commission  about the recent round of calls faking Social Security. They can even make the caller ID look like it’s really Social Security, and they have been calling people in Montana. Your call...

Healthcare unaffordable, complicated

Editor, Wow. Today’s healthcare conundrum. In my growing up years on our Wisconsin farm, I had chicken pox, whooping cough, measles, mumps and bad bumps. Doctor Doughty was immediately there. All medical bills were handled directly between Dad and the provider of the care. It was all handled even wi...

Local help with Medicare is available

News from Area VI Agency on Aging LAKE COUNTY – New Medicare cards have begun arriving in Montana. When you get your new card, destroy your old one. Take the new card to your doctor and other medical providers so they can take a copy. Even though the new cards are more secure, you should still gua...

New Medicare cards will be mailing soon

MONTANTA – Starting in September 2018, Medicare will mail new Medicare cards to people with Medicare in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming, to help protect you from identity fraud. The new Medicare cards no longer contain your Social Security number, but rather a unique, randomly-assigned Medicare ...

New Medicare Cards still coming

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging  About half of the states have received or are in the midst of receiving their new Medicare cards. The mailings to Montana residents have not yet begun.  t’s important to keep your old card secure until the new one arrives. Remember, no one legiti...

New Medicare phone scam hits home

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging The state Senior Medicare Patrol is warning of a recent report of an apparent phone scam in Eureka, Montana. Someone was called in an attempt to get personal information under the guise of helping the person with their Medicare. The person’s caller ID showed t...

Medicare open enrollment is now

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging Each year during Medicare open enrollment, Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, you have the opportunity to compare prescription drug plans and advantage plans available in the coming year. Insurance companies change prices, plans offered, what drugs they cover, and what areas t...


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